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Mohammed is 18. He fled the war in Palestina to Germany and is searching for direction in a world of men. There’s the gruff boss of the motorcycle shop where he works, a colleague who tells him about his experiences with the foreign legion, and his charismatic and psychotic older brother. Without their parents, they live in a run-down apartment in Berlin. Airplanes are always flying by overhead. Between precarious work and the hope for an education, between heroic stories of camaraderie and one’s own memories of war, between the increasingly mind-blowing delirium and advice of his brother, the question arises: what does it really mean to be a man?

Aline Fischer was born in 1981 and studied Political Science and Film Directing in France and at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Her films include: THE WILD WEST, MAIK, FUCHS UND WALTER, THE SOLDIER OF BANJA LUKA, UNE FILLE DANS L'HIVER, AUTOSTRADA - LES HOMMES DU PARKING, LA FUREUR D'IVA, AMERICAN FALL, GHOST CITIES, DER GRUNE STERN, and METEORSTRASSE.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Aline Fischer
Screenplay Aline Fischer, Lucas Flasch
Cinematography Maurice Wilkerling
Cast Hussein Eliraqui, Oktay Özdemir, Bodo Goldbeck, Sebastian Günter
Producers Susann Schimk, Jörg Trentmann, Jan Mocka
Production Company credo:film/Berlin, in co-production with Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, RBB
Length 83 min
Format DCP, DVD, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 German, Arabic, English
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Berlinale 2016 (Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Opening Film), Durban 2017, Melbourne 2017
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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